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Another Golf Blog Ends

It is interesting to see the proliferation of golf blogs starting up in Canada. It is also intriguing to see how hard it is for most to write with any regularity over time.

The latest to die is Jeff Mingay’s blog. Mingay is an upstart golf designer and critic who works with Rod Whitman, and a friend of mine. Mingay put his blog, which only started in January, to bed this past week. He’ll start writing once a month for a new golf site in the Fall.

As for new blogs on the scene, Peter Mumford at Fairways seems to update his about once a week, and Ted McIntyre at Ontario Golf is averaging about the same. Eagleparbirdie.com, run by Chris Henry, continues to churn out a lot of copy.

In a Canadian context there are still few golf blogs where those that maintain them write practically every day. And of those, Bob Weeks’ work remains a must read.

The problem with most golf blogs out there is that they either provide little in the way of information or informed opinion, or they aren’t updated enough to grow an audience. In many regards I think those behind some of the sites see it as something trendy that others are doing so they must as well. The problem comes when they realize how much time and commitment the sites take.

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Robert Thompson

A bestselling author and award-winning columnist, Robert Thompson has been writing about business and sports, and particularly golf, for almost two decades. His reporting and commentary on golf has appeared in Golf Magazine, the Globe and Mail, T&L Golf and many other media outlets. Currently Robert is a columnist with Global Golf Post, golf analyst for Global News and Shaw Communications, and Senior Writer to ScoreGolf. The Going for the Green blog was launched in 2004.

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